Rose Gold Engagement Rings

Rose gold – soft, blushy choice, flattering on all complexions.

Rose gold engagement rings consist of a mixture of gold and other metals such as copper and silver, that give rose gold its blushy, soft hue. While rose gold engagement rings look stunning with a classic white diamond, they also look impressive with an array of gemstones including sapphires and rubies.

Is rose gold popular for engagement rings?

Very popular! Rose gold is a versatile metal and can be worn with existing yellow and white gold jewellery, making it a popular choice for those who have an existing collection that they would wish to wear with their engagement ring.

Often associated with beauty, rose gold is a delicate and pretty metal choice, perfect for those who want something a little unique while still keeping their engagement ring design contemporary and feminine. In fact, behind platinum, rose gold is the most popular metal choice amongst our customers.

Rose gold engagement ring gallery

Be inspired by our rose gold engagement rings, individually designed with love by you and crafted by us.

marquise diamond halo engagement ring
round orange sapphire flower inspired rose gold halo engagement ring
oval green sapphire diamond pave rose gold engagement ring
rose gold two-stone curved band with pink diamonds and two round white diamonds
oval diamond rose gold three row diamond pave engagement ring
round diamond trilogy engagement ring in rose gold
oval rose cut diamond halo trilogy rose gold engagement ring
rose gold vine organic engagement ring
old mine cut diamond with diamond halo in rose gold and platinum

What is rose gold and why is it pink?

In most cases, 24 carat gold is too “soft” to be used for jewellery that will be worn every day. Other metal alloys like silver, palladium, nickel and zinc are often added to 24 carat gold to increase its durability and alter its colour. For rose gold, copper is used to achieve its signature blushy tone. The more copper, the deeper the rose hue. Rose gold can also be known as “pink gold” or “red gold”, depending on the alloy of metals used. While pink gold contains 20% copper, rose gold contains 22.25% copper, and red gold contains 25% copper.

Can I wear rose gold every day?

18ct rose gold is a beautiful, tarnish resistant metal. As a relatively new metal trend, it doesn’t seem as traditional as the others but it’s made a huge impact on the industry and it’s here to stay! Like all forms of 18ct gold, it contains a mix of metal alloys to create a strong, durable metal as pure gold is too soft. While 18ct yellow gold contains 75% gold, 12.5% copper, 12.5% silver, rose gold contains 75% gold, 22.25% copper, 2.75% silver. This mixture of precious metals is what makes rose gold so tarnish resistant.

In terms of skin sensitivity, rose gold isn’t hypoallergenic, due to the mix of pure gold and copper, so there is a small chance that rose gold might irritate the skin, especially if it’s 14ct or 9ct rose gold. It’s very rare that 18ct rose gold would irritate the skin. If you or your partner have very sensitive skin, we would recommend platinum over gold, as it’s a pure, hypoallergenic metal.

gold, silver and copper nuggets

Gold, silver and copper nuggets

Rose gold wedding bands

Rose gold engagement rings are a romantic, unique choice for an engagement ring. If you or your partner were to choose rose gold, a rose gold wedding band would make a beautiful combination. Rose gold engagement rings have a contemporary feel when paired with either a platinum or yellow gold ring, but to combine it with a rose gold wedding band would create a classic, unified look. Take a look at the rose gold wedding bands that we have created in the past, and become inspired.

rose gold custom wedding ring with engraving inscription
Vintage wedding band made with rose gold and filigree with milgrain
Vintage rose gold wedding band with diamonds and milgrain
Rose gold wedding band with engraving and pavé
rose gold ladies wedding ring with round brilliant cut diamond pave and black diamond
Rose gold diamond leaf marquise pavé wedding band
rose gold wedding band with black diamond
round diamond bezel set wedding ring rose gold
pear shaped diamond bezel set rose gold ladies wedding band

Why is rose gold so popular?

Rose gold engagement rings have a whole host of benefits–18ct rose gold offers a beautiful blush tone combined with the durability required for everyday wear. And best of all, rose gold engagement rings look beautiful on every skin tone.

Fast becoming a modern-day trend, rose gold engagement rings offer a contemporary and soft aesthetic to an otherwise traditional item of jewellery. Its delicate yet striking appearance is responsible for its rising popularity.

Which celebrities wear rose gold engagement rings?

With the type of exclusivity that comes with rose gold engagement rings, Hollywood celebrities and influential icons alike have targeted the metallic hue en masse. Gossip Girl stars, Blake Lively and Leighton Meester both own rose gold engagement rings as does recently-married Princess Eugenie.

The trend makes for a pretty, yet modern metal choice, increasingly in demand. Other stars like Julianne Hough, Alison Brie and Lauren Conrad can also be seen embracing this popular metal trend.

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What diamond should I pair with rose gold?

A diamond centre stone always pairs beautifully with a rose gold band–all that would need to be considered is the colour of the diamond. Diamonds are graded based on the level of colour that they contain, between colourless (grades D-F) and light yellow (grade Z). At Taylor & Hart, we only sell diamonds that are colourless or nearly colourless. A colourless diamond can carry a high price point, while diamonds displaying a slight warm tint are more affordable. The great news is warmer gold tones such as rose gold will allow a nearly colourless diamond’s warm tint to go completely unnoticed to the untrained eye, leaving you more room in the budget for carat weight and clarity! The warmth of a rose gold band also contrasts with the diamond’s icy tone.

vintage oval diamond rose gold engagement ring with accent diamonds and milgrain detail

What is the cost of rose gold?

The cost of a rose gold ring is directly comparable to a yellow or white gold ring. This is because rose gold has a similar percentage of pure gold as yellow and white gold. 18ct rose, yellow and white gold all contain roughly 75% pure gold, and then 25% copper, silver or nickel depending on the colour.

Ultimately, the cost of rose gold depends on the carat, meaning the percentage of pure gold. Pure gold is 24ct and too soft to use in engagement rings, so gold is mixed with other metals to use for jewellery. Because of the high percentage of gold, 18ct rose gold is more expensive than 14ct, and 9ct is the least expensive form of gold.

What does rose gold symbolise?

Rose gold is the ultimate symbol of love. The pink tones represent the heart, and everything to do with romance. As a soft, subtle blush tone, the metal embodies elegance. Rose gold is the ultimate alternative choice to yellow gold, with a romantic glamour that will stand the test of time.

Where does rose gold come from?

Rose gold has a long history of popularity among society’s elite. Despite the current-day popularity of rose gold, blending copper and gold isn’t new. In fact, rose gold appeared as early as the nineteenth century when popular jeweller to the Russian Tzars, Peter Carl Fabergé, incorporated the metal into his most ornate creations and, more commonly, into his popular Fabergé eggs.

The early 1900s saw excess, both socially and artistically. Jewellery design reflected the opulence of the time, with vivid colours and warmth heavily featuring. However, rose gold engagement rings as a trend didn’t peak until the 1920s with the Cartier Trinity Band. This burst of popularity lasted until the Art Deco movement brought white metal jewellery back into the mainstream, making white gold and platinum engagement rings the most popular choice of the era.

But when platinum was banned and prohibited due to the Second World War efforts, rose gold engagement rings once again resurfaced and gradually became more popular. One thing that will prevail with today’s rose gold engagement rings and jewellery is the same thing that has stood the test of time with designs from the nineteenth-century Faberge-era and the twenties’: timeless appeal.

Some people credit the insatiable popularity of rose gold engagement rings to tech and fashion companies that have featured rose gold tones and metallics in recent collections over the past decade. Rose gold engagement rings offer the perfect combination of romantic traditionalism and on-trend modernism.

 

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Vintage rose gold engagement rings

Throughout the past, style eras such as the Georgian period, the Art Nouveau period and the Edwardian period have all incorporated floral, organic motifs into jewellery, usually opting for platinum or white gold to cast their designs with. However, rose gold is a beautiful metal choice that compliments vintage engagement ring styles well, giving a vintage ring a contemporary, soft feel.

Vintage filigree milgrain rose gold engagement ring and wedding band

Do I need a rose gold engagement ring?

Yes, and here’s why!

Not only have buyers appreciated vintage design cues, making today’s ‘common’ designs tomorrow’s treasures, but rose gold has always been considered a flattering metal choice for all skin tones. This clearly emphasises why trendsetting celebrities are increasingly choosing rose gold, not just as a fashion statement but as something meant to last forever – their engagement rings.

Today’s rose gold offerings will not only suit contemporary design trends for years to come, but the tone itself offers a romantic warmth and provides soft contrast for the bright whiteness of another timeless element in engagement ring design: the diamond. These timeless design cues are not only why celebrities and the super rich have a bias towards rose gold for engagement and wedding bands, but why tech companies and other trendy device manufacturers use rose gold in their own tech pieces.

A rose gold necklace, earrings, engagement ring, or wedding band truly complement the subtle, blush skin tones of the human skin. It stands out without being brash. It blends without being invisible, making rose gold a truly spectacular visual experience, one that never ages. With that in mind, it’s no wonder that this unique metal is as strikingly popular now as it was more than a century ago.

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